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The objective of this trade mission is to introduce and familiarize Dutch companies with the opportunities in Mozambique’s agribusiness sector and meet with a number of businesses active in meat processing, potato production and other sectors in Agribusiness. In addition, participants will engage with both government (public) and private sector stakeholders of Mozambique’s growing port development and gas sectors. The objective is to lay a foundation for future investment and trade opportunities between the Netherlands and Mozambique. 

The programme will start with an investment seminar on the 26 August in Johannesburg which will also include individual sessions with South African companies active in Mozambique, and Mozambican companies looking to expand their businesses. We will then participate, as exhibitors and/or visitor, in FACIM (Mozambique’s largest agro-industrial trade fair) taking place from the 29 August- 4 September in Maputo. This visit to Mozambique will include company visits and meetings with various government and private sector entities responsible for the ports and gas sectors.

Description of participation costs (excluding VAT):

For a participation fee of 1500 euros, delegates will attend the investment seminar in Johannesburg, gain entrance to FACIM, and carry out company visits and bilateral meetings in Mozambique for the oil & gas sector. 

For a participation fee of 550 euros, delegates will attend the investment seminar in Johannesburg and gain entrance to FACIM.





Speaker/ Responsibility

Thu - 25/08/2016




00.00 – 24.00

Travel and arrival in Johannesburg



Fri - 26/08/2016

Business seminar in Johannesburg South Africa (Investing and doing business in Mozambique)

12.00 – 12.45

Arrival of participants with light lunch



12.45 – 13.00

Welcome and Introduction

Objective of the event, format and program for the seminar and introducing the guests for the seminar.

NABC/ SANEC, WUR and Government of Mozambique, Netherlands Embassy

13.00 – 13.30

Investment opportunities and investment climate in Mozambique

Emphasis on agribusiness and the opportunities it provides across the country.

Government of Mozambique (Investment Authority)

13.30 – 14.00

Special economic zones the case of Zambezi Valley

An example of how SEZ could be of relevance to European companies to facilitate market entry.

General director, Zambezi Valley Development Agency (ZVDA)

14.00 – 14.10

Doing business in Mozambique, horticulture sector

Firsthand experience from a current investor active in the horticulture sector of their experience, challenges and perspective of the future.

Horticulture business owner.

14.10 – 14.20

Doing business in Mozambique, poultry sector

A poultry sector player’s experience of doing business in Mozambique and their perspective of the future.

Poultry business owner

14.20 – 14.30

Doing business in Mozambique FMCG

A processing companies perspective that is an agri-food FMCG on their investment journey in Mozambique.

FMCG business owner.

14.30 – 16.00

Matchmaking session

One-on-one meetings between the European and Mozambican companies.

Facilitated by NABC/ SANEC and WUR

16.00 – 16.15

Closing session

Vote of thanks to participants’ sponsors and organizers.


16.15 – 17.00

Networking and cocktail




Sat - 27/08/2016




08.00 – 16.00

Company visits and follow up in South Africa

One-on-one meetings to follow up on the previous day’s discussions, company visits in South Africa.


16.00 – 20.00

Travel from South Africa to Mozambique



Sun - 28/08/2016


Free day/ Travel to Mozambique



Mon - 29/08/2016




09.00 – 12.00

Participate/ attend the FACIM expo



12.00 – 17.00

Company visits

Tailor made company visits in and around Maputo based on the matching done in South Africa or European company request.

Facilitated by NABC/ SANEC and WUR

Tue - 30/08/2016




09.00 – 12.00

Participate/ attend the FACIM expo



12:00 –



Meetings at FACIM

Tailor made meetings in and around Maputo based on the matching done in South Africa or European company request.

Facilitated by NABC/ SANEC and WUR



Dutch Lounge cocktail

Networking cocktail organized by the Dutch Embassy at FACIM


Wed - 31/08/2016





09.00 –


Individual follow-up meetings

Possibility for follow-up meetings with Mozambican and South African counterparts.


12:00 –


Travel back to NL



Thu –





08:00 –


Travel back to NL




Agriculture Sector Mozambique

Despite being an agri-based economy, Mozambique imports a significant proportion of processed FMCG agro-food products from among others South Africa for consumption in urban and peri-urban areas. Following a number of public sector initiated interventions there is currently a shift in supply where local investors are given incentives to produce and process locally for the local market. Moreover, Mozambique offers access to the region i.e. Malawi and Zambia through the SADC (South African Development Cooperation) free trade area which is a new market with growing purchasing power.

Maritime & Offshore Sector Mozambique

The future of Mozambique looks rosy, with the Gas discoveries made in the year of 2013. It is truly remarkable how East Africa, and specifically Mozambique, have in a short space of time become the focus of attention as a source of new global gas supply. Today both International Oil Companies (IOCs) and National Oil Companies (NOCs) are in intense competition to secure investment opportunities in these now resource prospective countries. 

According to the International Energy Agency Mozambique’s proved natural gas reserves are 100 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), placing the country as the third-largest natural gas reserve holder in Africa, after Nigeria and Algeria. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), estimates that natural gas production could potentially increase Mozambique's economic growth rate by 2 percentage points annually during 2013-23. The Dutch private sector can play a key role in supporting the energy developments and consequently, the port and transportion infrastructure.  

Trade mission details

Agribusiness, maritime & offshore trade mission to South Africa & Mozambique
From August 26, 2016
Till September 01, 2016
Maputo, Mozambique